South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Cubs vs Dodgers
  2. 2 Torres Del Paine - total 2 weeks in Chile
  3. 3 Buenos Aires for a month?
  4. 4 Cartagena tips
  5. 5 Argentina (Chile?)
  6. 6 Steaks and Tango - Suggestions Please
  7. 7 Trip Report South American Mix: Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Rio & the Pantanal
  8. 8 Trip Report Peru: Kaleidoscope of Colors. Amazon Cruise, Machu Picchu, Jungle Lodges
  9. 9 Cartegena - beach or centre for a week?
  10. 10 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  11. 11 Trip Report Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  12. 12 What to skip in Argentina
  13. 13 Trip Report Aboard the Amazon Star
  14. 14 Trip Report Peru Sacred Valley Trip - Family of 5
  15. 15 Argentina before and after Antarctica Itinerary
  16. 16 Trip Report 40th Birthday Trip: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Amazon
  17. 17 Colombia-Brazil-Chile-Bolivia-Peru (Dec'17-Jan'18)
  18. 18 Looking for photographers in Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena
  19. 19 Itineraries
  20. 20 Advice on Chile itinerary
  21. 21 Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas
  22. 22 Itinerary Help Argentina Chile Patagonia in 23 days
  23. 23 Please help with Peru itinerary
  24. 24 Machu picchu with a toddler and baby
  25. 25 Trip Report 3.5 days in Rio
View next 25 » Back to the top

Ecuador advice

Jump to last reply

Hello everyone -
We're planning a trip to Ecuador in June. We've booked our cruise to the Galapagos for Friday, June 10, through Friday June 17. We pick up and leave the ship in Quito. We'll be flying out the next day.

What we're trying to decide is what else, if anything, we should do. Because of vacation schedules and family events, the earliest we could get down there would be Monday (honestly, Tuesday would be easier). With just those few days, should we just focus on staying in Quito (with maybe a day trip to Otavalo) or should we try to see something more of the country. We're wondering, in particular, if we should try to visit Mindo and see the cloud forest, spend a few days at one of the amazon lodges in the Oriente or fly down to Cuenca. We hate being rushed on vaction and obviously would not want to do too much, so if we did anything in addition to Quito, it would be just one of those options.

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement